Early modern Ireland was slow to progress with visual arts because of political issues within the country as well as a lack of interest shown by the church, government and wealthy residents in any form of art. While that may have been true in the past, today is a far cry from that scenario. Modern art has developed a considerable amount over the past few years with many making landmark works of art that are known throughout the world. The art produced by those with their roots in Ireland most often portray the traditions, culture, and heritage of the nation.

IMMA – Irish Museum of Modern Art

This museum is one that has the ability to completely transport you to another world. The exhibitions and displays of modern art by Iris individuals will leave you at a loss for words. The IMMA is an organisation that supports local artists and encourages them to create with individuality and flair. While it is a museum of sorts, that’s not all that it is. The IMMA provides programs for the summer holidays and encourages parents and their children to come and get creative while also exploring what others have already accomplished. Modern art is all about expression and the freedom to do so.

Celebrating Irish Artists

Irish artists are proudly looked upon and celebrated by their country and those who inhabit it. The IMMA is celebrating Yvonne Rainer this month and commending her for her wonderful contributions to women’s cinema. Her most memorable films will be on show for all to experience. It is amazing to witness first hand what someone with a passion for dance and film can achieve when they put their mind to it and it goes to show that anything is possible if you believe in yourself. Her Irish roots are steadfast in the Emerald City and the Irish hearts in her.